e-newsletter V.10 #1

Historical Society of Clinton, Michigan

P.O. Box 647, Clinton, MI 49236


Feb. 12, 2020



OLD RIVER RAISIN – JUST A PODUNK- 7PM – March 24-Clinton Township Public Library

We Program by Kathleen Grady of Manchester.  This program will tell of the former town of River Raisin or Podunk located about 4 miles north of Clinton along the River Raisin in Bridgewater Township also called Podunk.


ROWLAND EXHIBIT TO GO TO PLYMOUTH MICHIGAN LIBRARY- Members of our Society will be setting up the Rowland Exhibit at the Plymouth Library in April and May.  This exhibit was designed in 2004 and this will be the ninth time it has been set up for public viewing. Last year we took it back to the Guardian Building (one of Rowland’s designs) for its 75th anniversary.

If you want to help with the moving and setting up let Sharon know at 456-7198.


ANNUAL MEETING – 7PM- APRIL 28 AND AWARDING BUILDING MARKERS  to at least 4 historical homes – 7:30 at the Clinton Township Public Library. Memberships dues are also collected at this meeting and officers elected.


PLAY BALL : BUNNY FABRIQUE – 7 pm. MAY 26 at Clinton Township Public Library.

Bunny Fabrique (1887 -1960) born and died in Clinton and played for the Brooklyn Robins/ Dodgers in 1916 & 17.  He started out playing on ball fields in Clinton with his brother Frank Fabrique. His grand niece, Jane Richards-Lerma has contributed photos for this research.

Sharon Scott will present the program with information found in our area and researched and written by David Krell of the Society for American Baseball Research.  He will be on the phone to answer questions after the presentation. David Krell is the author of Our Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers in History, Memory and Popular.  Bring any baseball memorabilia, especially related to Clinton.


PICNIC – JUNE 23RD-6 pm  This is a potluck…bring your own dishes, Tea & Lemonade provided.  If you would like to host the picnic, let Pres. Norleen Hicks know  at 517-442-8385.


SUMMER TRIP-  Are you interested in any of the following:  Belle Isle, Frankenmuth Military Museum, Hanover Organ Museum, Grass Lake-Lost Railway Museum or other?


ARCHIVES- Archives are open for research on most Fridays 3-5pm. Check the library for the schedule.   Help is always appreciated.  Nikki Hall is still scanning a 1920’s &30s scrapbook with a  phone.  Lenore Binns is finishing up the Historical Society Scrapbooks.  We still need someone to manage our obituary files and someone to convert audio tapes to digital. Don’t hesitate to volunteer. Contact Sharon Scott at sascott2@comcast.net or call 517-456-7198.



If you order from amazon you can go to amazonsmile.com instead and choose the Historical Society of Clinton as your charity.  Your order is processed just the same as if you’re on amazon, but HSC will get a .5% back. This is very easy to do.   


PHOTO BOOK FOR CLINTON- Still being worked on by Board & Karen Faust.  Pat Sturk is doing editing. We hope the first volume will come out this year:  Clinton Photos Through the Years 1880-1980 : Business and Industry 

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“Bunny Fabrique “ (LaVerne Albert Fabrique )born in Clinton in 1887, played ball & returned to Clinton ca. 1940 and died here in 1960.


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